Wednesday 6 December 2023
Samsung to lead on-device AI era with Galaxy Book 4 and Galaxy S24 in 2024
Samsung Electronics is set to usher in the era of On-Device AI in 2024 with the introduction of the new Galaxy Book 4 series and the spring 2024 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S24. Details of these devices and their incorporation of AI technology have been unveiled.
Wednesday 6 December 2023
'Whoscall' company Gogolook sees opportunities and challenges in exploring Southeast Asian markets
Known for "Whoscall," an app for phone number identification, Gogolook is one of the few successful software companies born in Taiwan. Listed in the Taiwan Innovation Board in July, Gogolook is expanding its business across Southeast Asia. However, the differences in languages, cultures, and user environments can pose challenges to its expansion.
Thursday 23 November 2023
Asian scams in the era of AI: balancing positive and negative impacts
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) operates the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). Donna Gregory, the former director of IC3, highlighted in an online forum that artificial intelligence (AI) carries both positive and negative impacts. Unlawful individuals have already exploited technologies like text-to-speech and deepfake for fraudulent activities, warranting increased vigilance.
Tuesday 21 November 2023
Generative AI is all the rage, who can monetize from the trend?
Global opportunities in the generative AI (GenAI) application market have exploded with the rise of ChatGPT, leading to a substantial increase in demand for AI-related hardware and software. While the establishment of cloud data centers presents a lucrative opportunity, the long-term trajectory of the hardware and software industry remains uncertain. From hardware and software, who are the ones that are capable of reaping the largest benefits from the GenAI trend?
Thursday 16 November 2023
How Generative AI changes how we create art and live
I currently work as a software engineer at a tech company in Silicon Valley. The extent to which Generative AI (Gen AI) has integrated into daily life today has exceeded my expectations. It's fair to say that it has become an indispensable part of life.
Thursday 9 November 2023
Cultivating diversity and inclusion: Building inclusive startups for a better future
Earlier this year, I came across an event centered on the DEI perspective within the startup community. Leveraging my background as a DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) workshop trainer during my academic years at Tulane University and my subsequent career in the startup industry as a community builder, I must attend this event! The discussions at this event provided invaluable insights for founders and investors, prompting me to reflect on my own experiences in the industry. Let's begin with my insights and lessons learned, emphasizing the fundamental importance of DEI within your company.
Thursday 9 November 2023
AI's iPhone AppStore moment dawns as OpenAI announces custom GPTs and store platform
With OpenAI announcing custom GPTs for its paying customers at its first developer conference on November 6 and announcing a plan to launch a GPT marketplace in December, the iPhone Appstore/Google Play moment for artificial intelligence (AI) is here and now.
Friday 3 November 2023
Singapore reshapes its crypto hub after 3 arrows, terraform setbacks
During the great pandemic-era Bitcoin boom, Singapore established itself as one of the hubs of the cryptocurrency industry, drawing in entrepreneurs and investors from around the world.
Friday 3 November 2023
Alpha Networks expands Vietnam capacities and more business to shine in 2024
Taiwan-based communication networking company Alpha Networks anticipates wireless broadband networking products and digital multimedia products to be the driving force of fourth-quarter sales growth and has decided to focus on Vietnam for further expansion in production capacities, said Matthew Chung, spokesman and head of investor relations of the company.
Thursday 2 November 2023
Vivo launches self-developed OS and LLM to jump on AI bandwagon
At the Vivo Developers Conference on November 1, Chinese smartphone brand Vivo launched its self-developed operating system Blue OS, and its proprietary large language model (LLM), becoming the latest Chinese tech giant to compete in the smartphone AI market, following Huawei, Xiaomi, and Oppo.
Wednesday 30 August 2023
4 Charts show ChatGPT popularity in Taiwan defies global trend
A report released by the TWNIC shows although ChatGPT is gaining popularity worldwide, it might be a phenomenon limited to a specific group in Taiwan, with less than half of Taiwanese internet users having used it.
Monday 14 August 2023
Becoming an entrepreneur: insights from industry experts
On July 28th, Friday, at the Company Venture in New York City, the North America Taiwanese Engineering & Science Association (NATEA) NY team hosted a thought-provoking startup talk event, centered around the theme of "Becoming an Entrepreneur". The entrepreneurial journey is often a daring leap from the familiar world of corporate jobs to the uncertain territory of startups. Throughout the talk, industry experts generously shared their invaluable experiences, challenges, and expert advice for those aspiring to make this transformation. Covering a wide array of topics, from finding the right co-founder to understanding the industry and securing venture capital funding, the event provided a treasure trove of insights for budding entrepreneurs.
Monday 14 August 2023
As US promotes cyber trust label, smart home IoT device costs may rise
The US government announced in mid-July 2023 that it will introduce a cybersecurity seal, dubbed the "US Cyber Trust Mark," for Internet of things (IoT) devices. The seal is intended to help consumers purchase trusted devices that are less vulnerable to hacking by labeling them as compliant with security standards. It is reported that the initiative will initially focus on home IoT devices and is expected to be launched in 2024.
Monday 14 August 2023
Brogent Technologies expands production to meet surging demand for immersive flying theaters
As post-pandemic tourism rebounds, Brogent Technologies, a key player in the realm of immersive simulation amusement equipment, has been consistently securing new orders. This trend is expected to drive a substantial surge in revenue during the latter half of the year. In anticipation of future market demands, Brogent Technologies aims to amplify production capacity, and the stages of design and planning are actively underway.
Monday 7 August 2023
Taiwan shares AIoT tech for disaster preparedness at APEC conference
Typhoon Doksuri has brought heavy rainfall to northern China over the past two weeks, causing at least 20 deaths and affecting millions stuck in the resultant floods in the suburban areas south of Beijing. But the same typhoon only caused relatively minor damage of NTD230 million (US$7.41 million) to Taiwan, thanks to the Taiwan government's decisive preparedness measures based on the monitoring information provided by the Civil IoT Taiwan platform.
Wednesday 2 August 2023
Nvidia, Apple, and Pixar establish 3D content OpenUSD Alliance
Nvidia, together with Apple, Pixar, Adobe, Autodesk, and the Linux Foundation's subsidiary, the Joint Development Foundation (JDF), recently announced the formation of the OpenUSD Alliance (AOUSD) to promote the standardization, development, exploitation, and growth of Pixar's Universal Scene Description (USD) technology.
Tuesday 4 July 2023
Huawei targets royalty claims at Japanese SMEs, provoking angst
Having been targeted in trade sanctions, Huawei has started to find alternative revenue sources by collecting patent royalties from manufacturers in the Asia-Pacific region. Japanese stakeholders are most worried about Huawei using the royalties as bait to get access to data from IoT sensors, which may endanger national security, according to a Nikkei report.
Monday 26 June 2023
Worldwide spending on IoT forecast to surpass US$1 trillion in 2026, says IDC
Worldwide spending on the Internet of things (IoT) is forecast to be US$805.7 billion in 2023, an increase of 10.6% over 2022, according to a new IDC Worldwide Internet of Things Spending Guide. Investments in the IoT ecosystem are expected to surpass US$1 trillion in 2026 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.4% over the 2023–2027 forecast period.
Wednesday 21 June 2023
Car and smartphone makers in China face dilemma with market crossover
When product autonomy is considered in the long run, it's not surprising to see carmakers and smartphone manufacturers in China vying to cross over into each other's market. However, as seen with Nio, Xiaomi, and Huawei, making a smart car completely in-house with only either the car owner base or the smartphone technology may not be the best market penetration strategy.
Monday 19 June 2023
How productization elevated GPT to ChatGPT: the evolution of language models
ChatGPT, the chatbot that uses the GPT language model developed by OpenAI, has become the fastest-growing consumer application in history, according to a UBS study. Since its release in 2020, GPT-3 has been praised for its ability to generate human-like text. These factors, along with ChatGPT's impressively two-month surge to achieve 100M users, make it an excellent case study for technology productization.
Friday 9 June 2023
Storm gathering on Chinese digital infrastructure and AI firms as further US sanctions are anticipated
In the annual sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the so-called "Two Sessions" that ended in March, the focus was undoubtedly on the autonomy of semiconductor technology. But AI was also mentioned quite a few times.
Friday 9 June 2023
Demand for improved resiliency and automation to drive European software market growth until 2027, says IDC
The European software market grew 15% on year in 2022 despite economic turbulence and global instability. This represented the highest growth in the last 20 years, demonstrating the resiliency of demand for software in the face of major macroeconomic factors.
Wednesday 17 May 2023
Meta touts Metaverse's potential for job training and education
Meta Platforms Inc. is hoping to revive interest in the metaverse by pitching it as a tool to help train workforces, showing the social media giant isn't backing down on its virtual reality ambitions even as artificial intelligence takes center stage.
Thursday 16 March 2023
FunP raises US$3 million from Foxconn subsidiary Ennoconn
Taiwan digital advertising group funP Innovation has just raised US$3.12 million in the first closing of the latest fundraising round from a Foxconn subsidiary, Ennoconn.
Thursday 23 February 2023
Baidu to integrate AIGC into its app, cloud and search services
Baidu announced that it is launching an upgraded version of Ernie Bot 3.0 (Wen Xin Yi Yan) in March, 2023. As Baidu's answer to ChatGPT, the AI-generative content (AIGC) service will be fully integrated across Baidu's operations, including Baidu App, Baidu Search, and Baidu AI Cloud to enhance user experience, according to Robin Li, Baidu co-founder and CEO, during the company's earnings call on Feb 22.
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